Gartland hails squad depth of Nickey Rackard champions


BY RYAN FERRY CONOR Gartland hailed the strength of the Donegal hurling squad as they won the Nickey Rackard Cup on Sunday. You’ll often hear managers and pundits alike saying it is a 20-man game but that was never more evident than in the final at the weekend. Donegal got a huge contribution from their […]


Youthful Donegal side search for fourth Nickey Rackard title


BY DÁIRE BONNAR THE Donegal hurlers begin their Nickey Rackard campaign this weekend with a trip to the Box-IT Athletic Grounds to face Armagh as they look to win the competition for a fourth time. Mickey McCann’s side have been coming up short in recent years since their most recent triumph in 2020, and since then […]


McCann looking to “raise the bar” after promotion


By Dáire Bonner DONEGAL manager Mickey McCann is looking forward to the challenge they will face in Division Two next year after achieving promotion as he hopes to raise the bar of Donegal hurling once again. Their 2-26 to 1-16 win over London means Donegal will be in the third tier next year after coming […]


Donegal’s fate in their own hands


By Michael McMullan SUNDAY’S trip to Dr Hyde Park is a vital game for Donegal hurlers for two reasons. They are level on three points with Roscommon and neighbours Tyrone. With the top three teams booking their spot in the new-look Division Two next season, Sunday’s game will tell a lot. Advertisement Donegal’s final game […]


Injury-struck Donegal hoping to raid the Red Hand County


By Shaun Casey DONEGAL are preparing for their second all-Ulster clash in a row when they take on Tyrone at O’Neill’s Healy Park, Omagh on Saturday afternoon, and both sides go into the game with identical records. Tyrone and Donegal have experienced the exact same start to the league. Both have picked up one victory […]


Setanta face injury concerns ahead of final


By Michael McMullan IT will be a waiting game for Setanta who will give their injured trio every chance of making themselves available for Saturday’s senior hurling final clash with St Eunan’s in O’Donnell Park (6pm). Josh McGee-Cronolly, Declan Coulter and Sean Ward all came in their semi-final win over Buncrana with knee injuries. “We […]


McCann unsure on future as Donegal hurling boss


DONEGAL hurling manager Mickey McCann has said that he is unsure whether or not he will continue in the role after their Nickey Rackard Cup final loss to Wicklow. Donegal led by 2-8 to 0-10 at the break, and it’s not an exaggeration to say they could have been further ahead. Wicklow manager Casey O’Brien […]


Donegal hoping to tap into their final experience


Nickey Rackard Cup final Donegal v Wicklow Saturday, Croke Park, pm, Live on TG4 By Shaun Casey Advertisement DONEGAL have built up some final experience this year, nothing to the magnitude of an All-Ireland decider in Croke Park, but still, that know-how could come in handy this weekend. Mickey McCann’s men won the Conor McGurk […]


White: “It’s always nice to see the home club do well”


Luke White speaks about the teams and players he has faced Name: Luke White. Age: 28. Teams played for: St Martin’s (Wexford), Carndonagh (Donegal) and Donegal. Advertisement Who are your main rivals? Buncrana (club) and Tyrone (county). Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? St Eunans, O’Donnell Park. Which opposition ground do […]